New Neck Brace just arrived!

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Pete trips again!
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   Posted 3/9/2009 9:43 AM (GMT -7)   
Wow,
I don't think I've ever had the first 4 post on the forum before but there's my name up on the top four! Hokey Smokes Bullwinkle!!
Anyway, The man from Miami Med supplies was just here. He mesured me and put this new contraption around my neck. I look like a Transformer or something! It's not quite what I expected but it sure holds my neck still. I could fall asleep sitting up at my desk w/ this thing on! Of course, I don't have any releif of pain from it yet but I'm sure hoping it will help untill surgery. I will wear it all day except when I have to drive and keep Y'all posted on how I'm doing w/ it!
Huggzz!
Pete
56 years old, Surgury, Radical Prostatectomy 8/20/03, PSA 6.6, Gleason 3 + 3 = 6, Adenocarcinoma extent (moderate) Stage & Margin:T2NOMX, No Metastases, Organ Confined, bone scan: Neg. 3 1/2 years of depression after surgery prior to Hypogonadizm DX, Testosterone Theropy> new 2/6/09> 400mg injections every 2weeks . 56 and so glad to still be here to see my two sons grow up to be fine young men. They are both serving in the US Navy, one on the aircraft carrier USS John Stennis in port in Japan and the other on a Gator Freighter USS Bataan stationed in Norfolk, Va. I am one proud PaPa! 


edt
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   Posted 3/9/2009 8:37 PM (GMT -7)   

Yeah Pete at least you are now safe until your surgery......even if you do look like a freakoid from outer space lol.

XXOO
Patti


skeye
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   Posted 3/9/2009 10:13 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Pete,

We can be oddballs together! You with you giant space-age neck brace, and me with my phantom-of-the-opera lidoderm patch that covers half of my face (although I must admit, I only wear it at night, in the safety of my own room, though my roomates get a good laugh out of it).

Hope it helps!

hugs,
Skeye

PAlady
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   Posted 3/9/2009 11:27 PM (GMT -7)   
Pete,
I wear a neck support when my neck gets bad and the exercises alone don't help. I think your brace is probably sturdier, but it does help over time to have your neck stay in a neutral position.

Hope you slowly start to feel a bit better!

PaLady

Chartreux
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   Posted 3/10/2009 12:59 AM (GMT -7)   
Hope the neck brace will help til your surgery and keep you from over doing things...
Maybe if your boss see's it, if he'll be easier on you for now...
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Pamela Neckpain
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   Posted 3/10/2009 3:49 AM (GMT -7)   
Neck braces bring on A LOT of attention.

I want a neck brace. I wore mine out. I never had a good one.

Gosh, I may be following you to surgery.

Glad you're safe. You'll be more comfortable after awhile.

Pamela

Pete trips again!
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   Posted 3/10/2009 4:09 AM (GMT -7)   
Good morning Pam,
Have you een up all night? I'm here at work and getting all kinds of coments from the early crew about this thing. I must say afer wearing it all day yesterday, my neck felt better when I got up this morning. I guess I shouldn't be surprised as I'm sure all the movement agrivates the nerves. One thing (I found out, I shaved Sunday night instead of Monday AM and the beard from an extra 1/2 day really bothered me by the afternoon! I will definitly be shaving every AM!!
Patti, Skeye, PA & Chart Thanks for the posts & Hugs! I didn't see them untill this AM from you night-owls!
HUGZZ right back at-cha!!
Mr, Stiff
56 years old, Surgury, Radical Prostatectomy 8/20/03, PSA 6.6, Gleason 3 + 3 = 6, Adenocarcinoma extent (moderate) Stage & Margin:T2NOMX, No Metastases, Organ Confined, bone scan: Neg. 3 1/2 years of depression after surgery prior to Hypogonadizm DX, Testosterone Theropy> new 2/6/09> 400mg injections every 2weeks . 56 and so glad to still be here to see my two sons grow up to be fine young men. They are both serving in the US Navy, one on the aircraft carrier USS John Stennis in port in Japan and the other on a Gator Freighter USS Bataan stationed in Norfolk, Va. I am one proud PaPa! 


edt
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   Posted 3/10/2009 4:53 AM (GMT -7)   

Good Morning Pete,

So glad to hear you feel better.....hope you have a WONDERFUL, LOW PAIN DAY!!

(((((((((((((((((((((((((PETE))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))

XXOO
Patti


uniquelyme
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   Posted 3/10/2009 6:50 AM (GMT -7)   
I don't have neck problems but I want one too.....

Me.
 
We are all in the same boat...unfortunatley it seems like it's sinking...
 
Rhonda
Post Lamenectomy Syndrome
Hemi Lamenectomy
Spinal Fusion
 
120 mg. Methadone daily
60 mg. Oxycodone daily
Lyrica as needed 

 


Pete trips again!
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Date Joined Nov 2006
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   Posted 3/10/2009 7:10 AM (GMT -7)   
Yes, I think you need one! These things are very cool looking, the designs in blue & white look like something on a new motorcycle helmut or something a skier would wear! I think everyone should have one, great for falling asleep standing or sitting, like having pillows all around your head!!
Thanks!
Pete
56 years old, Surgury, Radical Prostatectomy 8/20/03, PSA 6.6, Gleason 3 + 3 = 6, Adenocarcinoma extent (moderate) Stage & Margin:T2NOMX, No Metastases, Organ Confined, bone scan: Neg. 3 1/2 years of depression after surgery prior to Hypogonadizm DX, Testosterone Theropy> new 2/6/09> 400mg injections every 2weeks . 56 and so glad to still be here to see my two sons grow up to be fine young men. They are both serving in the US Navy, one on the aircraft carrier USS John Stennis in port in Japan and the other on a Gator Freighter USS Bataan stationed in Norfolk, Va. I am one proud PaPa! 


uniquelyme
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   Posted 3/10/2009 7:18 AM (GMT -7)   
 
Pete....you are a trip!!!!
 
Me.

 
We are all in the same boat...unfortunatley it seems like it's sinking...
 
Rhonda
Post Lamenectomy Syndrome
Hemi Lamenectomy
Spinal Fusion
 
120 mg. Methadone daily
60 mg. Oxycodone daily
Lyrica as needed 

 


PAlady
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Date Joined Nov 2007
Total Posts : 6795
   Posted 3/10/2009 11:40 AM (GMT -7)   
Pete,
Glad it's helping some already. It stretches out your neck, so it may take some of the pressure off the nerves.

If we were there, we'd autograph it for you!!!

PaLady

edt
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   Posted 3/10/2009 5:32 PM (GMT -7)   

Pete,

I still have my J collar from 9 years ago....don't you feel like your head is disconnected from the rest of you, sitting up there high and straight!! lol

I fell 4 wks ago and actually caused a whiplash.....wearing my soft collar for 5 days now, on top of my regular pain....this has not been a good last month!

Keep Smilin'

XXOO
Patti


nurse2
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Date Joined Jul 2005
Total Posts : 229
   Posted 3/11/2009 1:25 AM (GMT -7)   
Dear Pete,
My neck brace after my first surgery was one of those hard ones with the metal stays in it. It is a little hard to get used to at first. Just don't get used to resting your neck on the thing when you are tired or you will lose a little muscle tone in your neck. I've had 4 cervical disc surgeries and have a whole host of soft braces now. I still wear one when I go shopping so it reminds me not to look from side to side or up and down.......that movement makes me get a horrid headache and throw up. People do stare at you when you have something "different" on. Just smile and think you look sexy in it! Ha! Ha! have a good day!
Nurse2
Degenerative disc disease,osteoarthritis, status post 4 cervical spinal surgeries with plate insertions and fusion, Lupus, Sjogren's Disease, Fibromyalgia, chronic heacaches and chronic pain.


Pete trips again!
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Date Joined Nov 2006
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   Posted 3/11/2009 11:57 AM (GMT -7)   
Hey Gang! I hope everyone is well today! Rhonda, that's why my Name on the left is Pete's Trip! It's one hell of a trip, thats for sure! PA, I have a Sharpie ready when you get here, this thing would look great w/ some HWCP signatures on it! Patti, I'm so sorry to hear your neck is hurting! You've heard the expression "pain in the neck!" Well they aren't just whistelling Dixie! BUT I'm smiling Boss, I'm smiling!! AND Miss Nurse2, I had one of those old fashion ones back when I broke my neck in a head-on back in 77'. It's so long ago, I don't even remember what the thing looked like or maybe I wasn't sober! I do smile and I'm dam sexy w/ this high fulluting thing on! I'm pretty darn impotant looking to!
Hugzz to all my Girlfriends!
Your Big Sexy Fla. Buddy!
Pete
56 years old, Surgury, Radical Prostatectomy 8/20/03, PSA 6.6, Gleason 3 + 3 = 6, Adenocarcinoma extent (moderate) Stage & Margin:T2NOMX, No Metastases, Organ Confined, bone scan: Neg. 3 1/2 years of depression after surgery prior to Hypogonadizm DX, Testosterone Theropy> new 2/6/09> 400mg injections every 2weeks . 56 and so glad to still be here to see my two sons grow up to be fine young men. They are both serving in the US Navy, one on the aircraft carrier USS John Stennis in port in Japan and the other on a Gator Freighter USS Bataan stationed in Norfolk, Va. I am one proud PaPa! 

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